On December 27, 2007, I was released from prison after being wrongfully imprisoned for 6,338 days. This is my first Thanksgiving since I've been free and it's amazing. Many of you here have helped me along the way and I have no doubt that many will continue to help me and my family fight for justice. For that I want to thank you. I especially want to thank: Stephen Braga, Barry Pollack, Jennifer O'Connor, Bruce Barket, Lonnie Soury, Rick Friedman, Meg Griffen, Dawn Murphy-Johnson, Shelia Kadaguther, Roberto Gonzalez, Jay Salpeter and so many others who made this day possible. Words cannot express my thanks and gratitude to the thousands of people who fought for justice in my case.
Just this past week, another innocent man walked out of prison after being wrongfully convicted and imprisoned. Let's not forget our duty to fight for justice. As the innocent languish in prison, the guilty continue to commit crimes. I am thankful for every day and everything about life. However, my family and I will not stop until true justice is achieved.
I wish all of you and your families a happy and healthy holiday season.